Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis 2023

Manel De Aguas

Manel De Aguas is a Catalan cyborg and transpecies artist, activist, producer and performer based in Berlin, best known for developing and installing weather sensory fins in his head. The fins allow him to hear atmospheric pressure, temperature and humidity through implants at each side of his head. ​ De Aguas studied contemporary photography and music production in Barcelona and became Cyborg Foundation's artist in residence in 2017. Later, he co-founded the Transpecies Society, an association that gives voice to people who do not identify as being 100% human and raises awareness on the issues they face.

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Ocean of Air
Manel De Aguas

The reality that surrounds us is full of elements that are imperceptible to the human species. However, in nature, we find a great diversity of species that have abilities to perceive other qualities of the environment. How could the human being add these new perceptions in order to reveal the wide spectrum of invisible elements that surround him? In this talk, the artist invites us to learn about Cyborg Art, transpecies identity and the new possibilities we have to extend our perception through cybernetics.